Over the past 5 years SYNBIOCHEM has benefited from extensive continued investment in state-of-the-art equipment underpinned by chemical, enzyme engineering, systems biology (computational) and microbial research expertise within the MIB.
The Centre’s integrated technology platforms now provide a powerful capability that facilitate predictable engineering of microbial bio-factories for chemicals production.
Automated compound-agnostic biomanufacturing pipeline: The Centre has developed a suite of Design/Build/Test/Learn tools and technologies for chemicals production in E. coli. This pipeline now allows rapid prototyping for transformative on-demand microbial production of diverse chemicals which was recently showcased for prototyping, optimisation and scale-up of chemically diverse industrially relevant materials monomers – Read More.
Recent Responsible Research and Innovation work has included socio-techno economic analysis and constructive sustainability assessments for our chemical targets, and international horizon scans whilst working with industry partners to incorporate ideas into working practices.
The Centre has also focused attention to the commercial translation of its science and technologies through patents, start-up companies and working with industry.
A snapshot of some of our activities is shown in the infographic. More information can be found in our short overview document – Booklet 2020